Canto 04, Chapter 19: King Prithu’s One Hundred Horse Sacrifices – Quiz

01. Because King Prthu performed many sacrifices, his kingdom became extremely opulent and he was superhumanly enhanced by the mercy of the Supreme Lord. Indra on seeing this became extremely ________.
a)   Lusty
b)   Angry
c)   Glad 
d)   Envious
      
02. As an expression of his envy, in order to impede the progress of King Prthu’s opulence, Indra________.
a)   Called for a fight
b)   Performed tapasya
c)   Stole the horse intended for sacrifice
d)   None of the above
      
03. Indra dressed himself like_______ while stealing the horse.
a)   Sannyasi
b)   King
c)   Beggar
d)   Merchant
       
04. When Indra was going with stolen horse in disguise, _________saw him and understood the whole situation.
a)   Sage Atri
b)   Sage Durvasa
c)   Sage Vasista
d)   Sage Vishwamitra
       
05. Indra was chased by________on being informed by Sage Atri.
a)   King Prthu
b)   King Prthu’s son
c)   Soldiers
d)   Arrows
       
06. Indra was not killed by King Prthu’s son for the first time because.
a)   Indra was more powerful
b)   King Prthu’s son thought Indra was a pious sannyasi
c)   King Prthu’s son forgave Indra
d)   King Prthu’s son became suddenly fearful
      
07. Indra stole the sacrificial horse________time(s) and was unsuccessful.
a)   1
b)   2
c)   3
d)   4
      
08. Maharaja Prthu immediately took his bow and arrow and prepared to kill Indra because_______.
a)    Indra had stolen the horse
b)    Indra was envy of the King
c)    Indra had introduced such irregular sannyasa orders
d)    Indra’s desires were not good
      
09. When all the preparation was made to offer Indra in the sacrificial fire,_________came and stopped them.
a)   Lord Brahma 
b)   Lord Shiva
c)   Lord Shiva
d)   Varuna
      
10. Lord Brahma concluded by telling________.
a)   Let there be only 99 sacrificial performances for Mahraja Prthu
b)   Let there be good fortune for both the King and Indra as both are part and parcel of SPG
c)   Stop the performances of these sacrifices as they have induced Indra to introduce so many irreligious aspects
d)   All the above

11. When king Prthu was thus advised by the supreme teacher, Lord Brahma,_________.
a)   He abandoned his eagerness to perform yajnas
b)   He made peace with Indra
c)   Both a and b
d)   He was anger personified
 
 
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Answer: d c a a b b b c a d c